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Me, me, me...


Monday, June 25, 2012

I have one more week before vacation and daughter coming to live with me for four weeks. I would want to do a lot of organizing and cleaning this week, it would be really nice to start our vacation together with a clean house. As I worked hard friday and saturday with moving furniture and cleaning floors, I spent yesterday with not so physical stuff. I sorted screws and a lot of small things that has been laying around in boxes and drawers... I sorted them in different boxes and now I will not have five places to search in when I need a nail or a screw... talked to a friend who said that it was perfect work for an eleven-year on a rainy day, they often love sorting stuff.... and yes that was right but too late. There are plenty of other clutter to organize so Iīll save something for her.

This morning I am watching like a hawk on the car inspection booking online. I have learned that there is often new times to book early in the morning for the same day, so far I have had no luck and I have booked a time next monday - that means that I will drive around in a car imposed with a driving ban...I canīt afford that really but have no choice if I canīt get an earlier appointment. So I am "hawking"...

This week I will try to be really egoistic and take good care of me. Eat right, put exercise before work, attend AA meetings... it is going to be interesting to see how hard it will hit my conscience.

The weather forecast says rain, rain, rain with warnings for rain levels that sewers might have hard to deal with. It has not rained this much in June since 1901. I took advantage of a few sun hours yesterday and mowed my lawn, yipee!

This week will be soup week. I get my salary today and will go shopping for food this afternoon. LOTS of vegetables! Todayīs soup is mushroom soup. I still have funnel chanterelles since last summer and the new ones will come in a month or so , itīs time to empty the storage...

I feel inspired to live on a small budget this week. all the money I have will be used on vacation with daughter.
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SILLYHP1953 7/12/2012 12:45PM

    Have you taken off the four weeks too with your daughter? You are going to have a great time!!!

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LITTLEBO 6/25/2012 10:42PM

    ...nothing wrong with taking care of yourself this week...
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SJKENT1 6/25/2012 2:54PM

    Have a great week. and then even more fun with your daughter!

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JOYINKY 6/25/2012 8:03AM

    You are planning well and taking care of yourself and things that need to be done. Why does that make us feel guilty?! Need to work on those distorted consciences! We're not much good to anyone else if we don't take care of ourselves. I've concluded that taking care of myself is a real gift to my kids. A lesson I wish my parents had learned. These years were not good for them. Have a great week and enjoy your vacation with your DD. You both deserve it!!

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GUITARWOMAN 6/25/2012 7:14AM

    Sounds like good planning!

Good for you to keep up trying to get a car inspection appointment, perseverance often pays off and you could be successful!

I enjoy the yearly deep cleaning of my home, okay maybe not the cleaning, but the results are wonderful :-).

Have a good one!


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SWEDE_SU 6/25/2012 6:29AM

    yum for soup week - "trattisar" are one of my favorites. and at least all this rain should mean a good chantarelle summer!

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KASEYCOFF 6/25/2012 3:04AM

    The soup sounds like a good plan, especially with the other things you want to do this week. Are you still thinking about bringing your daughter to England for a visit?
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EX-PRESSO 6/25/2012 2:25AM

    Great plan!
I hope you will get everything done this week and can enjoy a great time with your daughter :)

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AKELAZ 6/25/2012 1:45AM

    Great plans to focus on for you both. Your love for your daughter shines out and you are planning time together that she will not forget. I used to try to plan portions of time with my children like this when I truly devoted myself to them so that they would remember happy times amongst the more mundane and less interesting things that make up a life. I was with them at the weekend just past for the first time in a while and even now at 40 and 46 they spoke fondly of things we did together when they were little.
You are building up memories - so important. Enjoy your preparations . . .

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